Research has shown that people of South Asian descent are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke – and at a much earlier age – compared with other ethnic groups. High blood pressure and diabetes among South Asians also contributes to a greater chance of heart disease in the community. The following document outlines some risk factors that can be controlled to prevent heart disease.
Did you know that people of South Asian descent are four times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people from otherethnic backgrounds, making it even more important that South Asian people actively take care of their health? The following document provides information on the different types of diabetes, the severity of diabetes, its risks and symptoms, and where help is available in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.